In late 2003, home recording artists Don Campau and Charles Rice Goff III began collaborating to create an album of “cover songs.” Working separately in California and Kansas, each of the artists produced the basics for five pieces, which they recorded onto CDRs and mailed to each other through the US Post. Once the CDRs were received, the collaborators put the finishing touches on each other’s basics to create the ten-song collection ultimately entitled: “ReUpholstered Vinyl.”
The songs that Campau and Goff selected to cover were born in the world of pop culture, but they are not typical songs played by cover bands in dance hall bars. The interpretations of these songs also stray far from what might be considered simple imitation. The years of recording experience shared by Campau and Goff and the collaborators’ interest in a wide variety of musical styles, instrumentation, and recording techniques are dramatically showcased on these ten unique productions.
Campau designed the original cover art, which consisted of individual squares cut from various types of wall paper. rubber stamped with the album title and the artists’ names. The entire ReUpholstered Vinyl collection was completed in early 2004, was released by both Lonely Whistle Music and Taped Rugs Productions, and is entirely presented here.
1 Kooks (Bowie)
2 The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia (Russell, written for Vicki Lawrence)
3 Sky Pilot (Burdon)
4 Shipbuilding (Costello, written for Robert Wyatt)
5 My Dark Hour (Miller)
6 Mother Of Violence (Gabriel)
7 Epistle To Dippy (Donovan)
8 Acoustic Guitar (Byrne)
9 Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ (Marsden)
10 Kill For Peace (Sanders)
by Taped Rugs Productions
and by Lonely Whistle Music